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Places You're Most Likely To Catch COVID-19—Ranked By Risk Level

We rank the places and activities where you’re most likely to catch Covid-19, from least risky to “Dangerous! Don’t do it!”

As we re-enter GCQ, restrictions will again become more relaxed. This is despite of the continuously growing Covid-19 total cases, which is, as of writing, at 202,361. On August 26, there were 5,277 new cases again, a bulk of it coming from NCR, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite.


There are tons of reasons why the Philippines continues to be unable to curb its Covid-19 curve. As citizens, we may be at the mercy of local and national guidelines, and the continuous disregard of some for health and safety protocols. But what we can do is do our part, no matter how little it is in the grander scheme of things: that means staying masked, staying home, and staying away from places and activities that are proven hotspots of the virus.


In July, a team of doctors from the Texas Medical Association compiled all the activities—from stepping outside your home to receive packages to going out for a grocery run—and how much risk you’re putting yourself in by doing them.








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But what if you need to do your groceries? What if you need to eat out? What if you need to travel? For a more comprehensive guide on Covid-19 hotspots, how much risk you’re exposing yourself to, and what can you do to mitigate those risks, check out the gallery below.


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